OK, so a couple weeks ago I am doing legs raises and was pissed off and pushed for more reps than I have ever done.....then felt a sharp pain in the inguinal area after this. I continued working out for the rest of the week and there was some residual pain, but not too bad.
Then the next week, my week off, I sprinted from a dead stop as hard as I could (running away from security because I was banging some girl on the Harvard Med. lawn lol). And the pain was back and worse than ever. This was at the beginning of the week so the pain subsided throughout the rest of the week.
My 3rd day back at lifting I pushed real hard to get 1 more rep out of DB Bench and I felt a tingle and pain in the inguinal area again. So....I said it's about time I go see a doc about this.
I went to see the doc and he proded my sack and made me cough for about 5 mins and said he couldn't feel a hernia. He thinks I maybe "tore something in there". He recommended I take 1-2 weeks off to let it "scar over". He called it an inguinal strain. He said if the pain gets worse to call him up and i'd get an appointment with the surgical dept.
So....I didn't take 1-2 weeks off (the appt. was 3 days ago). I kept lifting and the pain hasn't been bad like those acute episodes, but it feels like there is pressure and it doesn't feel right. I can't seem to feel any palpable lump either. I stay away from ab work because that really make it feel uncomfortable. Really not sure what to do though. I takes weekends off, so I'm waiting to see how I feel on Monday. I am also not going balls to the wall like I usually do either. I'm just really worried and don't know what to do. I really don't want to lose everything I've gained due to an inguinal hernia repair...if that's what I have.